The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought a lot of changes in everyone’s life. Not only in the personal life of individuals but also in all kinds of professional Industries. Due to which we act a whole lot differently than earlier, a lot of new things such as social distancing, masks, sanitizers, washing hands multiple times, etc have become a habit of ours in daily life.
As for the professional industries, the internet came as a way to help and unite everyone. Specifically talking about the educational systems, earlier form centuries we were under the influence of traditional schooling. However, since the outbreak of the COVID-19 Pandemic, all schools, colleges, coaching have done a tremendous job in shifting their entire operations from traditional classrooms to online teaching. Along with a lot of innovative platforms like lido classes are gaining a lot of popularity in the market. Initially, it seems somewhat impossible to achieve this but with excellent management and planning, it became possible.
However with every good thing, one must have to deal with the bad effects. With the growing use of the internet among all age groups, children are a lot more vulnerable to encountering or seeing cyberbullying and other injurious lead, seeing age-unseemly or perilous substance, and being reached by individuals who need to abuse them monetarily or physically. Thus this became a matter of supreme concern as the very young generation is in the area of impact.
However, we already know that while the young ones are using such things they do need adult supervision all the time. Although the good thing is that there are a lot of steps being taken in this direction to reduce minimizing the risk, by schools and teachers.
However, there are a few steps that you can follow from your side in order to ensure maximum safety. Firstly, you need to check and ensure the safety risk of the very particular online platform that the child is using. There are a lot of online safety self-assessment tools, even prescribed the government which you can use. You must review the procedures and strategy from the school, to minimize the risk.
In the case of 1:1 teaching, parents or guardians are required to be the most careful. Parents need to ensure about the policies form the school, must have a clear and defined schedule of classes. Parents should check in once in a while to make sure the most safety and security.